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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
election, that's definitely not change. >> president obama also told voters that he would fight hard for them and their families. and if you hope the polls will shed some light on who will win? forget about it. cnn editor paul stein hauser is here to do the math for us. paul, what do the national polls look like? >> two days to go, and we have four polls that are nonpartisan and came out since midnight. let's start with the abc news/"washington post." 48% of likely voters supporting the president. 48% supporting mitt romney. how about nbc news/"wall street journal," pretty much the same story, a 1 percentage point ahd of mitt romney. and pugh research center, they came out with obama with a 3 point advantage. that's within the sampling error. this is just about dead even as we get into the election. >> act what battleground states? >> that's the key here because this is not a popular vote, this is a battle for the states and their electoral votes. we look at those eight battleground states, polls in two of them just came out last night and nee're interesting. this is in des moines, iowa.
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, we have a very interesting election day from the state of new jersey that they tell you about now. it involves you of victims of super storm, sandy who cannot return home or have no home anymore. our joe johns is following us in washington on this story. but what he is following is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program fo
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
significant impact on the election, the jobs report, depending where those numbers are. >>> we'll send it out to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello and see everyone tomorrow on "starting point." carol, good morning. >>> good morning. today, barrier island barely recognizable. democrats and republicans set aside their differences to rush emergency aid to the storm zone. one lawmaker says not so fast. he said we should learn from the aid given to the victims of hurricane katrina. >> gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of. >> we will hear more from iowa congressman steve king straight ahead. >>> likely target, school's former president, why he could be charged with perjury. >>> plus this -- >> when negative ads and robo calls quit working, the political campaigns show up on doorsteps in ohio. what's it like to be a door-to-door campaign volunteer? newsroom starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. new death toll and deepening concern from hurricane sandy three days after the storm washed ashore. here is a time lapsed v
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. election day is just three days away now. the presidential candidates are making a huge final push in the battleground states. today president obama campaigns in ohio, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. mitt romney stumping in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. they're running mates are also going nonstop. vice president is in colorado and paul ryan is holding rallies in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. so ohio indeed could be the biggest battleground of the election. the race there is very tight. a just released cnn/orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is about to speak at a rally in mentor, ohio. he is at least in the building, we understand. and so is our white house correspond dan loathian. the president's schedule is packed today. he isn't just campaigning. he is also keeping a close watch on the storm which he says really is his first priority. >> reporter: that's correct. white house officials saying that president did get updates,
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
. two days is what's left before the election in america. the two candidates and their camps are all over america today. president obama a at functions from new hampshire to colorado, while mitt romney is keeping his attention focused on states further east. they're working late, too. one of the president's events is at 10:30 tonight in aurora, colorado. that is mitt romney and his wife ann at an energetic gop rally this afternoon. that's in cleveland, ohio. he told supporters a slogan used by the president four years ago better applies to him this time around. >> if you believe we can do better, if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected, the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> so that was cleveland, ohio. but mitt romney is now in pennsylvania. i told you they were busy. he wraps up the day with an appearance in newport news, virginia. very bu
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
? >> well, don's it -- don it is easy if there is a state law that says you can change the election date in the state of an emergency, the law that says you can add a voting day if fewer than 25% of voters cast ballots, due to an emergency. otherwise, there are big challenges, secretary of state in connecticut, denise merrill was on cnn a little while ago. she said she did a tour of places like greenwitch, bringport, finding a lot of elderly people clustered along the shoreline. concerns that some are still in shelters, people have no power, so polling is one of those issues that sort of goes farther down on the list. and if you listen here for just a moment, you can hear her talking about that. >> and i did a tour yesterday of places like greenwitch, and our biggest city like bridgeport, where there are frail, elderly people, there are concerns there, some are still in shelters. many don't have power, we do have power at most of of the polling places but i think there are concerns about actually reaching people and getting them to vote. >> and don, some of the states affected by the storm
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
chief business correspondent, mr. ali velshi, he's traveling on the cnn election express and also there is john avalon, cnn contributor. hello, gentlemen. listen, you all heard what the president and mr. romney had to say, but, you know, let's talk about the political capital here. who is going to get more political capital out of this with just four days to the election, ali? >> well, hands down president obama because he had the most to lose out of this thing. the issue was if the unemployment rate went up substantially, or more importantly if the 171,000 jobs weren't created. the expectation was for 125,000 jobs. as long as he cleared that, he was going to be okay. barack obama gets more out of it. as you can see, he's not emphasizing the unemployment rate when he's speaking. mitt romney is doing that math that doesn't work thing again. barack obama said that the unemployment was going to be this and now it is this and as a result 9 million people are out of work. that's just not math that works. i don't think either of them are convincing anybody right now. this could have hur
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
election. now, change is a future where we reduce our deficit in a way that's balanced and responsible. i signed $1 trillion worth of spending cuts. i intend to do more. i'll work with both parties to streamline agencies and get rid of programs that don't work, but if we're serious about the deficit, we also have to ask the wealthiest americans to go back to the tax rates they paid when bill clinton was in office. because as long as i'm president, i will never turn medicare into a voucher just to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. i will never allow this nation to be plunged into another battle over health care reform just so insurance companies can jump back into the driver's seat. i will never allow politicians in washington to control health care choices that women should be making for themselves. so, wisconsin, we know what change is. we know what the future requires. we don't need a big government agenda or a small government agenda. we need a middle class agenda that rewards hard work and responsibility. we don't need a partisan agenda. we need a commonsense agen
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
candidates with just three days left to go until election day. barack obama and mitt romney are making the most of every minute. both are crisscrossing the country and hitting the crucial battleground states one last time. the president's first stop today was a rally in ohio where he told a cheering crowd that his economic ideas are working. he's also stumping in wisconsin, iowa, and virginia. all today. and as we mentioned, wisconsin is one of those critical swing states the candidates are concentrating on. and campaign workers on both sides are out knocking on doors, trying to get people to the polls. white house correspondent brianna keilar joining us live from milwaukee, wisconsin. it will be a while before the president speaks there, but you got a crowd and lots of music, nonetheless. >> that's right. and this crowd is eagerly awaiting not only the president but katy perry who will be performing a small concert before president obama. here in wisconsin it's all about for the obama campaign getting people out to vote now on election day. early voting wrapped up in this state yesterday,
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
thursday. important jobs news with just five days to go here before the election. this is a new report, released today which indicates the u.s. employers hiring in bigger numbers than expected. let me be clear. this information, this is not coming from that all-important government jobs report. that doesn't come out until tomorrow. so today's numbers come from adp. they process payroll so let's go straight to alison kosik for this. what more do we know about this report? >> okay. what this report does, brooke, surveys how many jobs that private employers have added so it means all those industries that are outside of the government arena and what it said this time around for october is 158,000 jobs were added. and it came in better than expected, seeing good job gains in services and construction and a second report on jobs showing unemployment claims fell by 9,000 last week. decent pieces of news from the labor market but the reality is analysts say it may not have a huge impact on how people vote next week because what matters for voters is what's going on with your own economy an yo
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
newsroom." i'm ali velshi reporting live from toledo, ohio, the state that may decide this election. >> welcome to our viewers around the world as well. i'm christine romans in new york. we just got a look at what may be the last final political football in this election. the u.s. labor department released the final monthly jobs report before the election and ali, it was a solid report. >> yeah. 171,000 positions were created in october. we were anticipating 125,000. we were also anticipating, at least the economists we spoke to were experiencing a bump up in the unemployment rate from 7.8% to 7.9%. that is what we saw. the two prior months were revised. that typically happens but they were revised higher. separate survey, as we said, deals with these two numbers. you'll see these headlines, 171,000 jobs created, 7.9% unemployment rate. you'll see them all day and all weekend. both president obama and governor romney promised that more can be done. over the next hour we'll look at whether these are presidential plans or presidential wish list s, christine. >> both candidates will tr
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am PDT
. the disaster in his state bigger than this presidential election. here's what he said earlier this morning on fox news. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea, nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. i've got a job to do here in new jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics, and i could care less about any of that stuff. i have a job to do. i've got 2.4 million people out of power. i've got devastation on the shore. i've got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me. >> hmm. all right, gloria. so he says he doesn't give a damn about politics. i know a lot of voters are watching very closely in terms of how a president handles this six days out from the election. it's a delicate balancing act. on the one hand we are going to see him touring the area, but he doesn't want to be seen giving photo opes, that kind of thing. needs to speak out and reassure the american people, but not speak too much
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
much bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. what they expect me to do to get the job done. when someone asks me an honest question, i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he's been outstanding to deal with on this. >> i'm joined by chief political correspondent candy crowley and chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. what's been going on right now? >> reporter: the president just boarded a helicopter with governor chris christie. there in new jersey. they're in flight, viewing some of the most damaged areas. we won't actually get video of that until slightly later in the afternoon because of the situation there, we can't actually get live pictures. but as you said, the president not only held a meeting this morning with fema and some of the other emergency leaders, he also placed a call on his way up to the new jersey and spoke to some of the doctors at nyu medical center. you'll recall that's where they lost generator and power and he thanked some of the doctors there who moved 200 people out, 200 patients out
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
are four days away from the national election, and we all know that it is critical, and we all know that today's jobs report is also critical. a brand new number gives both campaigns a whole lot to talk about, and we do plan to talk about it, too. we will. but, my god, have you seen staten island today? talk about a battleground. this is gut-wrenching. the struggle for mere survival is playing out in a new york borough of this country's largest city 3 1/2 days after the onslaught of superstorm sandy. the extent of the devastation in staten island, and the desperation there is only now coming into focus. take for instance the death toll alone. at least 19 people, and that is almost half of the total for the entire toll for new york city, a and there is no light. there is no heat. there is no power. food now has been running short. fear has been running high. just listen to this woman. >> we are going to die if we get killed with the weather. we are going to die. we are going to the freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand. you have to get your tru
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
election. you remember the election? five days from today, when america will decide whether president obama gets the second term he's asking for or if mitt romney takes back the white house for the gop. after three days devoted entirely to disaster relief, mr. obama is campaigning again in wisconsin, in nevada and colorado today, alone. governor romney is going to spend his day campaigning in virginia. the first stop for the president is in green bay, moments from now. we're keeping a live eye on that event. we'll bring it to you, as well. brianna keilar is waiting for the president. it looks chilly in wisconsin. i've got to ask you, off the top, a very serious question about how this president is going to segue from what he has been doing the last three days, which has been in emergency mode, into a stump speech. >> reporter: you know, i think we may have gotten a preview of that, actually, ashleigh, because we did hear from charles woodson, a safety from the green bay packers, a popular person here. and he was making the case for the government providing services or assist
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
inappropriate. >> from ann coulter to donald trump, the partisan election blather explodes. we take a stand. the poll, so many of them, who do they call? my cell phone or land line, should we believe them? we have of questions for the pollster who knows it all. >>> here comes sandy, the massive hurricane barreling up the east coast heading straight towards the biggest city, new york, philadelphia, boston and d.c. all that, plus, selling your virginity. what your halloween costume set about your inner freak factor and why christina aguilera may be sitting on her best asset. >>> let's get back now to our top story. that is hurricane sandy. still a day from landfall. but forecasters are not mincing words about the power of this storm. they say when it does come ashore we'll see major flooding, widespread power outages and possibly washington, d.c. where it should come ashore, philadelphia, new york city, new england, all right in the forecast here. right now, there's nobody closer than this -- closer to the storm than jessica williams, a meteorologist on board on airplane flying inside the hur
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
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Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
a republican and the presidential general election. meanwhile, president obama has added the "new york times" to his endorsement column, the editorial page listed obama's achievement like saving the auto industry and health care reform as reasons for the endorsement. it he has not backed a republican since dwight eisenhower. >> ohio considered quite the price that could win either condition dat at the house. >> obama is scheduled to leave washington, he's not scheduled to leave washington today in fact he's staying close to the white house because of this storm. >> in newest poll in the state of ohio says mitt romney may have condition to be concerned. as we have said, it's a close rate there, we have asked likely voters who their choice is for president. barack obama has a 50%, a 46% margin over mitt romney -- they both have spent several days in the buckeye state and have more on the calendar. >>> critical information for millions of people to know, as hurricane sandy approaches the northeast, josh levs with the hurricane details as they come in. >> new information coming in by
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 11:30am PST
to get the strategy of both campaigns this weekend. just two days now right before election day. the president will be visiting florida, another swing state, later on this afternoon, but it's ohio, ohio, ohio that both candidates seem to be spending an awful lot of time in today. we'll be right back. orking peop. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm p. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ for real. ...that make a real difference. trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curricu
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Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
presidency. one short week before the election, president obama is occupied instead with disaster relief and disaster response. and cnn's dan lothian has been watching how this has been unfolding at the white house. this is obviously a delicate situation for any candidate who is on the stump and the stump hasn't been mentioned. tell me what the president is doing at the white house, dan. >> reporter: it is a delicate balance. just to tell you that noise behind me, the leaf blowers, working here to clean up some of the leaves and brachbs kno bran down in the wake of the storm. i'm competing. the president has been getting briefed on the situation with surrounding hurricane sandy. at the same time trying to figure out when he'll be heading back out on the campaign trail. latest word from the white house now, in fact the president will not be heading back out tomorrow. he'll stay here at the white house. the president was to have gone to ohio, an important battleground state to campaign tomorrow. that has been put on hold. the president can continue to get briefed, stay on top of the
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
. election day. mitt romney and the president are campaigning at opposite ends of the east coast right now. romney is hitting several cities in florida, including pensacola this hour. and later today, in kissimmee. and the land o lakes area. president obama will be in nashua, new hampshire, this afternoon. singer james taylor will be making an appearance on behalf of the president in new hampshire. both campaigns had to scrub some of their events scheduled because of hurricane sandy. paul steinhauser is live in pensacola, florida, where mitt romney is holding a rally later on this hour. just how much of an impact has this hurricane had on the travel plans of the president and candidate romney? >> it's definitely having an impact, fred, no doubt about it. today's reallies in florida are on for mitt romney but he's canceled one tomorrow in virginia beach, virginia. the same thing, jn, the vice president had a rally today planned for virginia beach that's been called. into the weekend and next week you may see more of these events canceled in the battleground state because of the storm. i
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
the damage and the rescues here, anderson, in a moment. folks, we have an election. it is one week from today. and as you may have heard by now, the obama and romney camps, they canceled rallies planned for today, even before this superstorm hit. but, mitt romney, he got out this morning, he collected some relief supplies in kettering, ohio, and was peppered with questions about his stance on the federal government providing disaster relief. take a listen. >> what should fema's involvement be? governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> what would you do with fema? what is your response? >> hearing all the questions, no answers from mitt romney today on where he stands on the federal government providing disaster relief through fema. so, let's go to washington, dana bash, who joins me to talk about this here. do me a favor, remind us why this has become such an issue for mitt romney. >> well, brooke, this stems from a cnn debate during the republican primaries and it was in june of 2011, where romney was asked about federal relief. at the time it was about joplin,
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
general election taking place tomorrow. and then washington, d.c., public schools are closed tomorrow, sandbags are being distributed to residents and then pennsylvania, it too is looking at this storm and putting precautionary measures in place. disaster area, emergency disaster declaration has been put in place for pennsylvania and massachusetts. a state of emergency has been declared and we heard from governor duvall patrick that am track service in the northeast will be suspended in the northeast starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening. so lots of precautions being put in place all listening the mid-atlantic, as well as the northeast. so planes, trains, busses all grounded for a good amount of time. josh levs is in the hurricane center to bring us up to today. >> it keeps on growing, let me set the scene for you, i'm at the cnn hurricane desk and what you're seeing around me, you're seeing people that are from every state, every area that could be impacted as this storm approaches land. before we go into transportation, fred, this is really interesting to me, the u.s. nuclear regulator
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Oct 28, 2012 1:00am PDT
are trying to get mitt romney elected president. neither of which is true. but why is john sununu a surrogate for the romney campaign when he says such outlandish you know what? why? >> i don't know why they would use him at this stage of the game, frankly. because he is somebody that does not have much of a filter. and we are at a stage of the campaign where, listen, mitt romney could win. he's actually doing very well. >> absolutely. but john sununu is not helping the case. >> we don't need any unforced errors. and i think that when you put john sununu out there, he is a guy who says what he thinks. sometimes it comes out wrong. he's got no filters. i would say, get him off tv between now and november 6th. >> go ahead, l.z. >> we know why he's there. he's there because he speaks to a certain -- a number of people within the romney base. he gets them fired up. it's the same reason why bill maher says the things he says. it fires up a particular part of their base. john sununu is a racist. >> yes. >> i'm just going to call it. i'm just going to say it. >> -- 3:30 in the morning in h
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
opponent seized on his comment in the final debate before tuesday's election called king's words, quote, heartless. >>> president obama back on the campaign trail, but still following efforts of superstorm sandy, spending wednesday afternoon with new jersey governor chris christie. the two saw devastated areas from the air on marine one and met with people in the oceanside city, both trying to lift the spirits of residents left to pick up the pieces and pledging to work together. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. and on the phone conversation with his him, was able to witness it today personally. >> the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us from green bay, wisconsin, where the president will make his first campaign stop since the storm. brianna, will the president -- of course the president will continue to monitor from wisconsin
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00pm EST
to stop in and see what he's saying, for the last few days leading up to election day, he's concentrating quite a bit of his time in ohio, and also in wisconsin and iowa that midwestern fire wall. and as his campaign sees it, if he does sure ohio, they feel that he will be able to keep the presidency out of the hands of mitt romney. of course florida is also very important. when you look at the polls righ right now -- we're getting ready for the introduction of barack obama. this is a college graduate, she was someone who suffer eed kidn failure and was able to stay on her parents policy after college. it's very popular for a plan that's not overall popular. you look at the polls here in florida, and they're very close, neck and neck. some polls actually have mitt romney ahead, but overall, it looks like a very tight race. so president obama concentrating some of his effort there, but a lot of it there in the midwestern states, particularly in ohio. >> so the president is not taking florida for granted, even though he won florida four years ago, depending on which poll you'r
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Oct 28, 2012 11:30am PDT
states take this seriously, listen to your state and local elected officials. my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward into making sure we got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and nasty system. craig, would you like to add something? >> again, as the president says, it's really going to come down to taking protective measures. if you haven't gotten ready, go to ready.gov. but also protect your neighbors. this is a big storm and we need to be there for each other. >> ready.gov for the general public, if you need to know how to respond, that's where you can get centralized information. i think craig's point is exactly right. in times like this, one of the things americans do is we pull together and we help out one another. so there may be elderly populations in your area. check on your neighbor, check on your friend, make sure they are prepared. if we
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
election in november, we're going to get america back on track. we're going to build strong families, strong homes, a strong economy. we're going to have a military second to none. we're taking back america. and america is going to remain the hope of the earth. thank you so very much. you guys are great. thank you. >> all right, that o-- is mitt romney in kissimmee, florida, and as you can see as it gets closer it will get louder, and more raucous, ten more days, all you have to deal with. it will be nine more days, after that you wouldn't have to deal with anymore stumping. i thought for a minute he was going to start singing, we should tell you he cancelled after the events in virginia because of the storm coming through. so tomorrow he will campaign in ohio, we'll carry that for you. also, we'll be on the campaign trail with the president, of course, as well. almost nine after the hour, i'm don lemon. and today, all through this week we have our eyes on the politics and severe weather. and it is coming. if you are watching me right now and you're between southern virginia and new
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
the election. and this from carl. chris christie is able to put aside political differences in a time of disaster. quite different from now democrats treated president bush after katrina. this from james. fitting it tacks an act of god to finally spotlight romney's weaknesses. thank you for your responses and joining me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> thank you so much. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. recovery is a word you are going to be hearing a lot of in the next few days. the word normalcy, not so much. in the wake of superstorm sandy, normal life is a far off dream for so many millions in the northeast corridor and points west. worst of all, a still growing toll of lives lost. at least 40 in the u.s. one so far in canada. more than 6 million homes and businesses still don't have electricity but that is a big improvement from yesterday. and while floods and surges with some exceptions have gone down, that just makes the devastation all the more apparent. you are looking at point pleasant beach halfway between n
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00am EST
happening. three days until election day. [ male announcer ] one in four americans can't sleep. are you one of them? drink dream water, the natural, fast acting sleep aid that helps you wake refreshed. visit drinkdreamwater.com. >>> we're done. >> president obama had won a hard-fought victory on health care but the country was still hurting. >> some economists are predicting that the unemployment rate could go higher. >> this is the first time ever that repossessions have topped 100,000 in a single month. >> as i've said from the start, there's no quick fix to the worst recession we've experienced since the great depression. >> by the summer of his second year in office, even some supporters seemed to be losing patience. like velma hart at this cnbc town hall. >> i'm one of your middle class americans. quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> what made you ask the question? >> at the time, it was a burning issue. i had conversations wit
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
breaking coverage of hurricane sandy and the election. we will be carrying this at least until 11:00 p.m. eastern tonight, possibly longer if it warrants, because this storm is forecast to be a monster when it makes landfall. don't go anywhere. a lot of people said they are holed up in hotel rooms and stuck at airports watching us. we'll carry you through this until it is over. so let's -- this is a live picture now from kill devil hills, north carolina, courtesy our affiliate. look at the surf. >>> we are keeping a close watch on hurricane sandy for you, but we want to take a minute to update the race for the white house right now. we have a new cnn national poll of polls, the average of three new daily tracking polls that shows mitt romney with a very slim lead over president obama. 48% to 46%. hurricane sandy playing havoc with the travel plans for both president obama and mitt romney. both those campaigns. the president is leaving d.c. tonight before the weather worsens. and instead of tomorrow as first planned to get down to florida. mitt romney also having to change his itinera
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